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Shop: The Gift of Art

Before you blow your Christmas shopping fund on ties, socks, and gift cards galore, consider giving a few special people on your list something different, unique, perhaps even inspiring: work by local artists.


Filfthy Little Hands
Photography by Brent Holmes

Work by Filthy Little Hands, $15-$25

Stuff a few creative stockings with ’zines and mugs made by local printmaking team Filthy Little Hands. Inner Self Mug:

$15. Wrong Room (zine): $25.


Photography by Brent Holmes

Eric Vozzola, “Heavy Sun,” $100

Acrylic on wood panel, 8 x 8 inches. The artist says, “This piece was created earlier this year on a particularly hot Las Vegas summer day, where the heat was feeling heavier than usual — something that most people living in this desert can relate to.” Even at Christmas.


Handmade Patterned Planters by Miguel Rodriguez, $150 each
Photography by Brent Holmes

Handmade Patterned Planters by Miguel Rodriguez, $150 each

This onetime KNPR artist has created a series of functional sculptures in which your loved ones can grow their garden.

Jana’s Red Room, 107 E. Charleston Blvd.

Unit 135


Locations Series, Valentin Yordanov, $400
Photography by Brent Holmes

Locations Series, Valentin Yordanov, $400

As finished paintings, this artist’s frenetic, abstracted cityscapes can fetch a hefty price. But the savvy art shopper can pick up one of Yordanov’s prelimnary sketches for quite a bit less through his website. Perfect for that person on your list who dreams in chaotic color.


Works by Eva Maria Celin, $120-$400
Photography by Brent Holmes

Works by Eva Maria Celin, $120-$400

Warm tones and beautiful compositions are perfect to help keep the winter blues far away. “Girls Having Fun,” acrylic on canvas board, 8 x 10 inches, framed: $400. “Mandala Orange,” hand-painted and cut paper, 5.5 x 5.5 x 2 inches, framed: $120

Priscilla Fowler Fine Art, ArtSquare #155

1025 S. First St.

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